Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election runs through Oct. 31 in Lake County, with sites open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Lake County voters can vote at any of the following 12 sites during that timeframe.

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols and community limitations, Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society is continuing its remote meetings and activities until further notice.

Oakland Nature Preserve is inviting ghouls and goblins to its Pumpkin Glow, the preserve’s newest event. Participants are encouraged to dress in family-friendly costumes and bring a flashlight or lantern for a walk on a winding wooded trail of decorated and hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns. Chil…

Late last month, the South Lake Art League reopened its gallery, located at 776 W. Montrose in downtown Clermont, with a new member art show. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 1.

Lake County is hosting a public hearing for a County Road 455 project development and environment study. The hearing will be part of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners meeting Oct. 27 at the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares. The meeting will begin at 9…

CareerSource Central Florida will host two free virtual Healthcare Job Fairs for Central Florida residents. Those seeking entry-level careers in the healthcare industry that don’t require a medical license or certification will want to attend the Oct. 22 session. Licensed or certified health…

A new art exhibition by seven residents of Orchard Heights Gracious Retirement Living in Clermont opened Oct. 16 at Cooper Memorial Library and runs through the end of the month. Visitors will be treated to dozens of delightful and colorful works using acrylics, oils, watercolors, pencils, p…

Harper is a year and a half old and a little spitfire! She loves to run through the house swatting toys across the floor. She’s very friendly and sweet. All pets up for adoption at the Animal League are up to date on vaccines and treatments, spayed or neutered, and come with a registered mic…

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lake County is hosting a Social Justice Online Lecture Series to explore the major social justice issues facing Lake County.  At its next session on Oct. 25, Lauren Ritchie, former Orlando Sentinel columnist, will address the topic of, “How Do We Ke…

Have you gotten your flu shot this fall? The Florida Department of Health in Lake County is urging residents to contact their health care provider or pharmacy to get vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible. Once vaccinated, it takes about two weeks to offer protection.

City of Clermont splash parks will be winding down as the season changes. End-of-season hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Fridays–Sundays for Champions Splash Park, and noon–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Clermont Arts and Rec Center Pool. Both facilities will close Saturday, Oct. 31.

Alice Barrows, a member of Clermont Garden Club, brought a marble queen pothos to the Cooper Memorial Library for its plant of the month, and senior branch supervisor Rachel Smoyak accepted the plant. Pothos is considered to be an easy and undemanding plant for your home. Every month, the Cl…

Offices around the country may be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizations that serve as resource partners for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continue offering services. SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outr…

A full capability demonstration of every major Lockheed Martin fighter aircraft will be on display at the Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show, set to take place Oct. 31–Nov. 1 at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford.

Sept. 29, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners voted to allocate $15 million in CARES Act funding for resident assistance. Eligible Lake County residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 may receive up to $4,000 in rent or mortgage assistance as a reimbursement of funds…

Lost Lake Elementary in Clermont will hold its monthly Student Advisory Council meeting Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. and it will be virtual for everyone other than the voting members.  The virtual information will be on the website.

The opening of the latest Winter Garden Heritage Museum exhibit, “Dr. Albert Gleason: West Orange County’s Eminent Physician,” will offer patrons opportunity to view it in person or online.

As the seasons change and midday sunshine isn’t quite so mercilessly hot, the Clermont Farmers Market has extended its hours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held every Sunday on W. Montrose Street in downtown Clermont, the event stretches from City Hall to 8th Street.

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 first appeared in late 2019 and has changed life for the forseeable future. While many people are quick to focus on the ways COVID-19 has impacted their abilities to shop, visit with friends and relatives or travel, the virus has made life especially difficult …

Groveland-Mascotte American Legion Post 239 members will be meeting Oct. 12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will start at 6 p.m. In addition, the post’s next breakfast will be served Oct. 18, 9–11 a.m. You can order eggs, pancakes, sausage, potatoes, coffee, orange juice and toast,…

Does it seem like your hamper is always full and the washing machine is running constantly? You may not be imagining it. Laundry Butler for You, a wash, dry and fold service, says the average household washes 50 pounds of laundry a week and 6,000 articles of clothing every year. Families wit…

The South Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted its fourth annual South Lake Business Awards virtually Oct. 1, and three honorees that have gone above and beyond to serve the South Lake community received were recognized.

Annette Burke Lyttle, known as The Heritage Detective, is a professional genealogist who will present “Reconstructing the Lives of Our Farming Ancestors” on Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. The program, hosted by Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society, will be presented virtually on the Zo…

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